Future Residents FAQ - What To Bring

Many new students wonder about what they will need to bring along with them when they come to Eastern. This is a list of items designed to make your stay at Eastern more enjoyable. The items contained in this list are suggestions, you may not need all of them, and you can always bring other personal keepsakes. It is a good idea to contact your roommate before coming to Eastern so that you may share the larger appliances-one student can bring the TV and the other can provide the microwave.

** - The Residence Life Council and the National Residence Hall Honorary have found a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses in our residence halls. The Residence Hall Linens program has all your campus living needs, from extra long twin sheets and comforters to matching towels and storage items. Free shipping is available on all Value Pak orders, and there are over 40 color combinations to choose from. Proceeds from this program go to RLC and NRHH and are used for the benefit of the students in the residence halls at Eastern Kentucky. Please visit the RHL website http://www.rhl.org/eku.  

New Students save yourself some time when you check in, please print out this form and complete and bring it with you when you come for move in.

Bedding
Room Accessories
  • Sheets- Extra long or jersey knit twin, or deep pocket sheets (For Telford, use standard twin sheets)**
  • Mattress Pad (eggcrate)
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Comforter/Bedspread
  • Bedskirt
  • Touch Tone Phone
  • Alarm Clock with Battery Backup
  • Lamp
  • Storage Crates/Bins
  • Fan
  • Radio/CD/Tape Player
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Decorations (Posters, Pictures, etc.)
Appliances
Toiletries
  • A 2 cubic foot refrigerator is provided, but you many want to bring an extra refrigerator (up to 4.5 cubic feet) for a fee of $10.00 per semester
  • Microwave- 700 watts or less
  • TV/VCR/DVD Player
  • Computer with networking capabilities
  • Iron
  • Hot Air Popper
  • Coffee Pot-Thermostatically Controlled
  • Electric Hair Rollers/Curling Iron
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes- Flip Flops, etc.
  • Robe
  • Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Hair Products
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Laundry Items
First Aid
  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • Quarters(for machines)
  • Ironing Board/Iron
  • Band-Aids
  • Antibiotic Cream
  • Tylenol, Advil
  • Cold Medicine
  • Any Prescribed Medications
Miscellaneous Items
Items that are NOT permitted
  • Hangers
  • Lanyard/Key Ring
  • Phone Card
  • Camera
  • Deck of Cards
  • Stationery
  • Postage Stamps
  • Paper Products (Napkins, Towels, Plates)
  • Plastic Goods (Forks, Cups, Bowls)
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Movies
  • Network Cable (CAT 5 or better)
  • Piece of Carpet or an Area Rug
  • School Supplies: CDs, USB Flash Drive, Stapler, etc.
  • Coaxial Cable
  • UL-approved power strip/surge protector with a self-contained circuit breaker
The following items are NOT permitted to ensure your safety while living in the residence halls:
  • Tortier lamps (octopus lamps)
  • Hot plates
  • Toaster ovens
  • Pop-up toasters
  • Deep fryers
  • Electric frying pans
  • Sandwich makers
  • Grills (like the George Foreman Grill)
  • Fuel tanks (propane, kerosene, etc.)
  • Space heaters
  • Any other appliances with an exposed heating element
  • Candles/candle warmers/incense
  • Octopus plugs
  • Extension cords
  • Power strips that are not UL approved and do not have their own self-contained circuit breaker